EY is donating around £288,000 to 24 schools, charities, social enterprises and organisations that support young people and children based in the UK.
The money will be used to purchase laptops for the young people they support.
The one-off donation is part of EY’s wider focus on social mobility and aims to help support UK students to access the technology they need to continue their studies.
The schools selected either have higher than average numbers of pupils that qualify for free school meals; higher than average numbers of young people with special education needs; or higher than average numbers of young people with English as their second language.
EY’s UK Chair, Hywel Ball, said: “We are very conscious of the challenges students have been facing this year with home learning and the transition back to school and college after a long period away. This is especially true for young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds who may not always have access to the technology they need to continue their studies outside of the classroom.
“As one of the UK’s largest student recruiters, it’s important that we are playing our part and are accessible to the broadest range of talent. No student should be left behind, and I hope that our donation plays a small part in helping to support those young people who need it most at this difficult time.”